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Joseph Robert Baker
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1892
Adria
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1982
Beckley
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA

Joseph Robert Baker and his parents and siblings moved to Greenbrier County, WV, by horse-drawn road wagon in 1898 when he was six years old. They lived in Greenbrier and Nicholas Counties. His parents were Francis Baker (son of James William and Fannie Ellis Baker) and Lizzie Fudge Mitchell (daughter of Charles aka Charter Mitchell and Martha Cameron).

He married Nannie Whitt of Tazewell County and they had four children. Nannie died of pneumonia on her 30th birthday on April 3, 1925.

Robert Baker remarried Gertrude Lewallen (Morris) in 1928, and they had ten children. They lived in Greenbrier and Fayette Counties.

His family, including him, had diphtheria in 1907, when he lost three younger siblings within one week. These were Mildred, James, and Margaret who are buried in the Baker Family Graveyard on Butler's Mountain near Renick in Greenbrier County. In 1918, during the flu epidemic which killed many in this country, he was afflicted but recovered completely. He said, "A lot of people never got over it," being permanently weakened.

Until his death in 1982 (pseudomenbranous enterocolitis secondary to antibiotic), he read the newpaper every day without glasses, and continued to plow and plant his garden every spring and summer.

Interestingly, Robert Baker had Rh negative blood, as did both of his wives, allowing for the unlikely and serendipitous offspring of fourteen healthy children, all Rh negative.

A brief and simple overview of the Baker line descending from St. Leger to Joseph Robert Baker:

Ursula St. Leger, great granddaughter of Joan, Countess of Westmoreland, granddaughter of Edward III of England, married Daniel Horsmanden

Warham St. Leger Horsmanden born around 1620 in Ulcombe. Kent, England, son of Ursula St. Leger, married Susanna Beeching, 1627, England.

Mary Horsmanden Byrd (1673, her second marriage) married William Byrd, both being 21 years old). Mary was the daughter of Warham St. Leger Horsmanden.

William Byrd.............married Mary Horsmanden Fillmer in 1673
Ursula Byrd..............married Robery Beverly
Ursula Beverly (Dudley)..married Col. John Geroge (his second marriage)
Catherine George.........married William Mansfield on November 16, 1798
Levi Baker...............married Emily J. Young (Yound) on September 27, 1830
James William Baker......married Frances (Fannie) Ellis Baker in June, 1887
Francis (Frank) Baker....married Lizzie Fudge Mitchell in July, 1887
Joseph Robert Baker......married Nannie Elizabeth Whitt and after her death married
Gertrude Ethel Lewallen (Morris)

Joseph Robert Baker and Nannie Elizabeth Whitt had the following children:

Sadie St. Clair Baker
Ellis Adrian Baker
Gladys Edna Baker
Goldie Virginia Baker (Gabbert)

Joseph Robert Baker and Gertrude Ethel Lewallen (Morris) had the following children:

Shirley Alafair Baker (Hale Culp)
George Herbert Baker
Vivian Hazel Baker (Crawford)
Alfred Dale Baker
Walter Lee Baker
Mildred (Millie) Lucille Baker (DuPre)
Betty Josephine Baker (Baker)
Arnold Robert Baker
Dreama Gail Baker (Polk)
Patricia Ann Baker (Meddings)

"There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his." Helen Keller
 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Baker (1868 - 1926)
  Lizzie Fudge Mitchelll Baker (1873 - 1956)
 
 Spouses:
  Gertrude E Goddard (1909 - 2002)
  Nannie Elizabeth Baker (1895 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Sadie StClair Baker (1916 - 1969)*
  Ellis Adrian Baker (1917 - 2000)*
  George H. Baker (1930 - 2009)*
  Mildred Lucille DuPre (1941 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Baker (____ - 1907)*
  Mildred Baker (____ - 1907)*
  James Baker (____ - 1907)*
  Alfred Edward Baker (1889 - 1936)*
  Joseph Robert Baker (1892 - 1982)
  Carl Baker (1909 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Baker Family Cemetery (Near Renick)
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: DGBaker
Record added: Feb 21, 2013
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Joseph Robert Baker
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Joseph Robert Baker
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Joseph Robert Baker
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REST IN PEACE..
- SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 Added: Feb. 26, 2013
 
 
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